Note H2590 Index
SQ p. 2600:
"Mary Hester ("folly") Sparks was born on August 24, 1832, in Ohio. She, like her brother, Joseph,
was reared in the household of her uncle, Joseph Sparks, after the death of her father. When the 1850
census was taken of Fulton County, Illinois, she was 17 years of age and a school teacher. She was
then living in the household of Charles M. and Prudence Garring, ages 27 and 20 years, respectively.
She is said to have married and moved to Iowa. We have no further information regarding her."
Note H2591 Index
See SQ p 4858:
See the notes for her older brother Daniel Reuben Sparks as to the cause of her death.
Note H2592 Index
SQ 3274: "Mary Jane Sparks, daughter of William and Cynthia (Hank ins)
Sparks was born on July 17, 1861, in Tazewell County, Virginia, and i t was
there that she married Henry Perry Linkous on September 14, 1876. H e was
born on February 22, 1858, and was a son of William P. and Mary B. (C ecil)
Linkous. Henry's brother, John Ezra Linkous married Mary Sparks ( ( ) , a
daughter of Jonas J. Sparks (2207) brother of William Sparks (2206)) , a cousin
of Mary Jane Sparks. Mary Jane died on January 15, 1925, and Henry d ied on
October 1, 1937. They had eleven children:
(1) James Raleigh Linkous b. July 25, 1879.
(2) Elizabeth Caroline Linkous b. July 25, 1879.
(3) Mary Sarilda Linkous b. ca. 1881.
(4) John William Lee Linkous b 1883.
(5) Cynthia C. Linkous b. July 1885.
(6) Joseph Alexander Linkous b. 1887.
(7) Jonas Brown Linkous b. Apr 1890.
(8) Thomas Ezra Linkous b. Nov 1892.
(9) Charles W. Linkous b. Apr 1895.
(10) Robert Henry Linkous b. Apr 1895. (twins)
(11) Milburn Luther Linkous b July 1898."
Note H2593 Index
See SQ p. 232 for birth information.
Note H2594 Index
SQ 3548-3550 for article on this family. "Polly (Mary) apparently died between 1836 and 1840 leaving Abner with three children."
Note H2595 Index
SQ 3856: "Mary Jane Sparks, daughter of Joseph and Martha (Edward s) Sparks, was born about 1823 in North Carolina. She was married to Lorenzo D. Hinkle on March 24, 1846, in Pike County. He had been born about 1817 in Tazewell County, Virginia, and was a son of William and Elizabeth (---) Hinkle. Mary Jane died in 1876 in Pike County . Lorenzo died in Martin County, KY, between 1886 and 1887. They had nine children:
a. Thomas J. Hinkle was born about 1848. He was married to Jane Williamson in 1876 in Pike County.
b. George W. Hinkle was born about 1850.
c. William Hinkle was born on April 20, 1852. He was married to Alice Williamson in 1872.
d. Pharmer Polk Hinkle was born on August 31, 1854. He was married to Lucinda Dingus on January 1, 1885, in Martin County, KY. He died on June 24, 1945, in Ashland, KY.
e. Joseph Hinkle was born in 1856.
f. Lorenzo Dow Hinkle, Jr. was born on October 20, 1857. He was married to Judith Staton on January 15, 1889, in Martin County, KY.
g. Levina Hinkle was born about 1862.
h. Colbert Cecil Hinkle was born in May 1866. He was married to Leona Staton in 1893 in Pike County.
i. Mary J. Hinkle was born in 1871. She was married to John Entzminger on May 13, 1897, in Martin County, KY."
Note H2596 Index
Note the following record of the 1860 Census for Wells County, IN., reproduced in the QUARTERLY at page 4540:
166-163 [& p.797]
Last Name First name Age Sex Occupation Property values Born
Roberts Robert 49 (M) Farmer $5000 -$1000 KY
" Abigail 44 (F) NC
" James 31 (M) Farmer IN
" Martha 17 (F) IN
" John 11 (M) IN
" [p. 797] Nathan 8 (M) IN
" Robert D. 2 (M) IN
Sparks Mary Jane 19 (F) IN
Morgan Jacob S. 21 (M) Laborer IN
Jones Thomas J. 21 (M) Laborer OH
(Note: James, Martha, John, and Nathan Roberts, as well as Mary Jane Sparks and Jacob S. Morgan, all shown as attending school within the year.)
Note H2597 Index
SQ p. 2571:
Mary Jane ("Jennie"), daughter of Levi Sparks, was born on February 7, 1844. She died on July 17, 1897. She married James M. Phillips. They had no children."
(See her photograph taken ca.1885 on page 2571)